Jobs: 7 Offers

Philippe Blache pb at
Thu Oct 14 07:58:02 UTC 1999


1/ From:  "Hull, Richard" <richard_hull at>
   Subject:  NLP-Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey

2/ From:  "Karin Verspoor" <karin at>
   Subject:  NLP-Intelligenesis Corporation, NYC

3/ From: "shail.patel" <Shail.Patel at>
   Subject: Unilever Research: Industrial Job Opportunities in  text ...

4/ From: Claude Kirchner <Claude.Kirchner at>
   Subject: doctoral research position

5/ From:  Hamish Cunningham <hamish at>
   Subject:  NLP - Researcher/U of Sheffield, UK

6/ From:  Eric Schnepp <ericsch at>
   Subject:  Comp Ling - Program Manager Position at Microsoft

7/ From:  Bart Hollebrandse <bart.hollebrandse at>
   Subject:  Prosody - Post Doc researcher, Utrecht University

1/ From:  "Hull, Richard" <richard_hull at>
   Subject:  NLP-Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey

Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, New Jersey, a world leader in
research, is seeking a creative individual with excellent interpersonal
skills to
become a member of their Molecular Systems Group.  The successful candidate
have a strong background in text processing in a UNIX environment -
extraction from natural language experience would be preferred.  Proven
skills in C, C++, and/or Perl are essential.

Responsibilities include the development and/or support of web-based search
document repositories, chemical name recognizers, chemical knowledge bases,
ancillary text processing utilities.  Some background in chemistry, biology,
scientific programming would be an asset, but is not mandatory.  Candidates
have a B.S. or M.S. degree in computer science or equivalent.

Merck Research Laboratories are located approximately 25 miles from New York
Our salaries, benefits and growth potential are excellent.  Applicants
should send
their CV (including names and addresses of three potential references) to:

Dr. Richard D. Hull
Merck & Co., Inc.
Box 2000, RY50SW-100
Rahway, NJ 07065-0900

Electronic resumes may be sent to richard_hull at


2/ From:  "Karin Verspoor" <karin at>
   Subject:  NLP-Intelligenesis Corporation, NYC

Post Date: October 6, 1999

Intelligenesis offers the Internet economy a new breed of business
intelligence, using breakthrough AI technology that understands
concepts in text. We don't just provide information for our clients:
we tell them what it means for them and their business goals. The AI
system that powers our applications, WebMind(TM), is based on a
revolutionary mathematical model of the mind that integrates a variety
of formerly disparate AI disciplines.

Founded in 1997, Intelligenesis is based in New York City. We have
positioned ourselves at the leading edge of the information
economy. We take our business very seriously, but like to have fun
doing it. If you want to be inspired by your work, aren't afraid of
tight deadlines, and can keep the greater goal in sight while tending
to the daily details, then we should talk.

The Natural Language group at Intelligenesis is currently seeking two
creative individuals for immediate employment in our New York office.
Both positions will involve developing natural language processing
modules, designing, documenting, and coding Java language code in a
team coding environment.

NL Position 1, Senior Natural Language Engineer

- Advanced degree in computational linguistics or a related field
- Experience with NL query processing and automatic recognition of the
semantics of queries
- Java or C++ programming skills

Additional desirable skills:
- familarity with database querying
- information retrieval experience
- statistical NLP experience
- knowledge of machine learning techniques
- text mining experience

NL Position 2, Junior Software Engineer

- a BS (in CS or a related field) or extensive industry experience.
- strong Java and XML skills
- familiarity with regular expressions and other text processing
- JDBC/ODBC database integration experience

Addtional desirable skills:
- linguistics background
- natural language system experience
- machine learning experience
- statistics background

Interested applicants should send a cover letter indicating the
position for which they would like to be considered, resume (plain
text only, please) and any salary expectations to Dr. Karin Verspoor,
karin at or fax to 1-212-324-3001. No phone calls


3/ From: "shail.patel" <Shail.Patel at>
   Subject: Unilever Research: Industrial Job Opportunities in  text
        analysis/computational linguistics and optimisation/evolutionary

Dear All,

The Adaptive Computation Unit at Unilever Research, Wirral UK, is involved
industrial applications of leading edge technologies. We are currently
recruiting two scientists, in optimisation/evolutionary systems and text
analysis/computational linguistics. The text of our 'advert' is below, I
be very grateful if you would pass this on to anyone who you think may be

We are also highly like to have a position for an EU Marie Curie post-doc
of this areas, which would be open to members of the EU and other associated
countries [Switz, Israel etc] who are not resident in the UK.

Kind Regards
Shail Patel

- apologies if you have received this twice!


At Unilever it is our ability to recognise and cater for the diverse yet
needs of a global marketplace, that differentiates us from the competition.
Totally committed to scientific exploration and discovery, we invest £550
million in pioneering new research so our products remain the preferred
150 million times a day.

Adaptive Computation techniques play a key role in the development of a wide
spectrum of our product and manufacturing applications for such leading
home and personal care products as Impulse, Organics, Persil, Flora and
Ice Cream. This is why we have have recently established a Centre of
in Port Sunlight that is committed to this area and to developing and
maintaining links with leading academics.

Here you will discover exciting opportunities for talented individuals who
relish the challenge of developing leading-edge solutions to complex
problems. A combination of world-class research and an understanding of how
technology may be applied in practice will enable you to extend both your
technological capabilities and application areas.

Flexible, self-motivated and a strong team player with a broad scientific
interest, you will need a high level of numeracy and the ability to work to
tight deadlines. Your good first degree with a strong mathematical component
should be supported by a PhD/MSc and/or industrial experience. We are
for one or two specialists in the following areas:

*) Evolutionary systems; Multi-criteria optimisation; Adaptive Agents;
Adaptive Systems
*) Statistical Text Analysis; Computational Linguistics; Natural Language

As a world-leading organisation we can offer an atractive salary and
package, and excellent career opportunities.

Make a noticeable difference to your career by writing with full CV quoting
1253/SP to Vanessa Gilroy, TMP Response Management, 32 Aybrook St, London,
3JL or email you details to: response at

Contact Shail.Patel at for further information

Closing date for applications is Nov 12 1999


4/ From: Claude Kirchner <Claude.Kirchner at>
   Subject: doctoral research position

The Protheo project of LORIA in Nancy is seeking applications for a
doctoral research position starting in November or December 1999.

The positions are funded by the Centre Charles Hermite
( for a period of 3 years as part of a
multidisciplinary project bringing together computer scientists,
mathematicians and physicists.

The researcher will be concerned with the further development,
foundation and application of the ELAN system (
(S)He will contribute to the development of a computational model
based on concurrent rewriting and integrating the notion of rewriting

We are looking for talented, highly motivated, ambitious, and fast
learning individuals with expertise in relevant areas, good
theoretical background, and a desire to make ideas work in practice.

A Master or a (french) DEA in Computer Science is required.

More information about Nancy and the Protheo project can be found in
the Web at

If you are interested, please contact as soon as possible Claude
Kirchner at the address below. In any case, applications including a
full cv and motivations (e-mail is fine) should be addressed, before
October 18, to:

                Claude Kirchner

                LORIA & INRIA
                Campus scientifique
                615, rue du Jardin Botanique
                BP 101
                54602 Villers-les-Nancy CEDEX

                Tel:       (33) (0) 3 83 59 30 11
                Secretary: (33) (0) 3 83 59 30 54 (Christelle Bergeret)
                Fax inria: (33) (0) 3 83 27 83 19
                E-mail:    Claude.Kirchner at


5/ From:  Hamish Cunningham <hamish at>
   Subject:  NLP - Researcher/U of Sheffield, UK

Three posts are available in Language Engineering at the
University of Sheffield. Informal enquiries may
be made in reply to this mail, or see contact details below.

Hamish Cunningham
Fellow in Computer Science, University of Sheffield

Research posts in Natural Language Engineering

Three researchers are required for a period of 2 years (in the first
instance) to work in the Natural Language Processing Group
( of the
Department of Computer Science (, at the
University of Sheffield (

Two positions involve working on Information
Extraction (
(IE) and on the General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE -,
which is a domain-specific software architecture for research and
development in Human Language Technologies. A main area of research
in this project will be the adaptivity of IE systems to new genres
and domains. The third post involves computational linguistics or
statistical expertise to work on an EPSRC-funded project on the
reuse of texts.

The successful candidates will preferably be competent programmers,
probably with a sound knowledge of Natural Language Processing theory
and practice, and/or statistical methods. Knowledge of some of the
following will also be an advantage:

  statistical language processing;
  Information Extraction research;
  programming in Java;
  database programming, especially using JDBC (or ODBC);
  foreign languages, and the Unicode standard;
  corpus processing.

The appointments will be made on the RA1A or RA1B scales.

Further details of how to apply may be obtained from:

The Personnel Department,
Firth Court,
Western Bank,
S10 2TN.
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 1631

Informal enquiries may be made to Yorick Wilks, Hamish Cunningham
or Rob Gaizauskas, phone +44 (0)114 222 1804/1981/1827.


6/ From:  Eric Schnepp <ericsch at>
   Subject:  Comp Ling - Program Manager Position at Microsoft

Join Microsoft's Natural Language Group (NLG) to drive the integration
of our natural language technology into Microsoft products.  Your
primary responsibilities will include working with our development
team and MS research to integrate innovations into our natural
language processing engine.  This includes gathering and influencing
requirements, developing clear and complete specifications, developing
project schedules, and working with contingent staff, developers,
testers, and our engine architecture team to ensure optimal
integration.  The candidate must have experience in computational
linguistics, leading projects to successful completion, and have the
ability to work independently as well as in a team. Excellent
communication skills and the ability to follow through on commitments
are required.  Desired qualifications include 4 years of program
management experience and a background in language generation and/or
machine translation.  A BA/BS degree or higher in Computer Science,
Computational Linguistics, or related technical equivalent required.

Please send your CV in ASCII text or as a Word attachment to
nljobs at


7/ From:  Bart Hollebrandse <bart.hollebrandse at>
   Subject:  Prosody - Post Doc researcher, Utrecht University

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS is a research institute of
the Faculty of Arts of Utrecht University. About a hundred people are
involved of which 12 full professors, 8 postdoc researchers and about
30 graduate students.

The goal of UiL OTS is to develop scientific expertise in the area of
language, speech and their use. It participates in the Netherlands
Graduate School of Linguistics LOT and in the Graduate school of Logic
OzsL. The research of UiL OTS comprises the following six areas: (i)
Syntax and Semantics, (ii) Morphology & Phonology, (iii) Computational
Linguistics & Logic, (iv) Phonetics, (v) Language Development, en (vi)
Language Use. The research programme of UiL OTS brings together
research from different strands of linguistics and related disciplines
such as logic, computer science, cognitive sciences, teaching, and
social sciences. Specific domains of interdisciplinary co-operation
are: Natural Language Processing, 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition,
Language Teaching, Text linguistics and Conversation-analysis and
Language- and Speech technology. The research policy of UiL OTS is
focused on making full use of the added value of this concentration of
research and strengthen the national and international position of the

UiL OTS searches an ambitious and enthusiastic candidate for

1 Post Doc researcher

Start: to be negociated.  Duration: 2 years.

The envisaged project deals with the role of prosody in language
processing, specifically interactions between intonation and syntactic
phenomena such as extraposition and heavy-NP-shift. A project proposal
is available on request or can be downloaded from our internet-site
( ).

Given the complexities involved in dealing with the relation between
the grammatical components, and the relation between the grammar and
the production system, the candidate should bring a solid background
in linguistics and/or phonetics, and a demonstrated expertise in
experimental techniques (that is, designing, conducting, and
statistically interpreting experiments).

We offer a stimulating and innovative research environment with many
international contacts, a program which offers possibilities for
collaboration with specialists in a broad area of linguistics, good
experimental facilities, etc. Salary indication max. Dfl. 7618,= per
month (gross). Further information can be obtained by sending an
e-mail with specific questions to uil-ots at (subject: postdoc
Prosody) or by phone +31-30-2536006. Applications may be sent before
October 28 to the Faculteit Letteren, Universiteit Utrecht,
Vacancynumber 68926 t.a.v. de heer A.A. van Fulpen,
personeelsconsulent, Kromme Nieuwegracht 46, 3512 HJ
Utrecht. Notification of application should be sent by E-mail before
October 21 to uil-ots at Applications should be accompanied by
a curriculum vitae, two references, and a list of publications.

Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS

voice: #31 (0)30-2536006
fax: #31 (0)30-2536000
postal address:
Trans 10, 3512 JK,
Utrecht, The Netherlands

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